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tap 76, the show knew it could count on Z/W to keep the RATINGS up and the RATINGS started off good but if you notice they drop 46% after the opening episode. G/Z team does not have that much supports. When Z failed to maked a decision (the opening) to a lot of people if felt like she was just wasting time with W until G become likable. I believe Z/G was going to end up together (season half) but of the drop in ratings the show had to resort to a third person (which is not going to work).

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My thing is if they wanted to give ZG even an ounce of a chance they needed to keep the ZW relationship strictly physical. They negated that in the first episode by having Zoe admit to feelings for Wade. Now we are 5 episodes in and it clearly looks like ZW are going forward in some sort of a relationship and feelings are going to develop. That is only going to make their larger fanbase hold on even more. They can make George as likeable as they want, that isn't going to make the ZW fans accept him with Zoe. They have also been very careful with Wade since episode 1. We haven't had a return of jerky Wade and he has actually matured. Again something those fans wanted. They aren't writing in anyway to make anyone accept ZG any more than last year. And then there is the fact that Wade has not had another viable love interest other than Zoe. I don't know if they'd chance bringing someone on in case WB had good chemistry with her.

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I don't know if it was so much her not choosing him. Most ZW fans actually expected her to choose George or no one. I honestly think it was the way Wade was portrayed in the first episode. All last year even when he was at his jerkiest we still had those moments of him giving Zoe a look or something. There was absolutely none of that in the first episode. Aside from this past episode and Zoe's sudden "in love" status with George that is one of my biggest WTF moments so far of this show.

I also don't know why they keep insisting on ZG. Most people like George just fine when he isn't with Zoe. Put him with Zoe and suddenly both George and Zoe become extremely stupid and unlikeable. And throwing other characters under the bus to prop them up only pisses the fans off more.

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I also think Z not choosing W (opening episode) pissed alot of people off which caused the ratings to drop. For the life of me, I just don't understand the importants of Z/G as a couple. What are they going to add to the show?

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The thing is the ratings aren't going to change. If they switch to GZ again just like last year then the ratings will more than likely drop. As of now the show may not even get a 3rd season. It is still very much on the bubble. And yes bringing in yet another love interest still isn't going to improve things. That is only going to succeed in pissing off both the WZ and the GZ fans with the same result to the ratings. I do agree that right now they are clearly stringing both fan bases along because they need both for the ratings. And still they aren't writing for GZ. Frankly if GZ is the couple of this show then this is the sloppiest writing I've ever seen. Although I will agree that when the show started they were the intended couple with RB confirmed in an interview. LG confirmed that when they cast WB that Wade would play a larger role in Zoe's life. This show actually needs WB and he has become extremely popular with the fans.

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Iam NOT impressed with Porter's performance...don't get me wrong Iam not saying he's a bad actor. Z/G are only apart because of those RATINGS. For now the show is simply entertaining the audience with episodes of W/Z until G becomes acceptable. Tap76, G is NOT a roadblock...G/Z will be the main couple of the show. Z was going to stringing W alone (like G did to L last season) AND at end she was going to choose G, but, the drop in the ratings messed things up. The show has now resorted to a third love interest for Z.

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GZ were still where they were at the beginning of the season and she is once again back with Wade.

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I couldn't agree more with the comments about GZ seeming forced and contrived. This episode just made it seem all the more blatant. Yes they are stringing out GZ. I think that it is being used as a ploy to use GZ as a roadblock to getting ZW together. I don't think the writers are really writing for GZ. They are writing for ZW though, but they can't have them get together too quickly. So they keep throwing out these random triangle episodes and try to remind everyone that she still has feelings for George because the majority would happily forget it. Ultimately though it is just annoying and irritating and bad storytelling. It certainly isn't believable and really does throw everything off balance. And it makes the characters involved look bad (Wade episode 1 & Zoe episode 5). We've had some really good episodes up until this one where all of the characters were likeable and had something going on. This episode in the end added nothing. GZ were still where they were at the beginning of the season and she is once again back with Wade.

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I agree with you Sandy & I think that SADLY the writers are dragging the Zoe/George thing out so we will be more accepting. I am a Scott Porter fan (who didn't love Jason street?) But not a fan of George /Zoe. I kinda hoped he & Lemon would work out:(
Iam happy about Zoe/Wade but I really hoped shed date George sooner & have a chance to get over him & accept her feelings for Wade. It seems the opposite is happening. I think she will eventually break Wades heart in favor of George.

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I agree and I just love watching them (z/w) together. I just wish this was a different show under different writes.




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